Rock Island, IL - The Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is seeking volunteers to fill positions in parks located along the Mississippi River in Thomson, IL, Hampton, IL and Rock Island, IL. [Read More]
Iowa City Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be co-hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. The watch site is at Coralville Lake below the dam in Tailwater West. Co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and Iowa Audubon. This event is free to the public and will be held at the two different locations simultaneously. [Read More]
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has released a new, free mobile application for public use on both Android and Apple internet capable mobile devices. [Read More]
Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a day of eagle viewing and activities. The annual Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch will take place Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pearl City Station in Riverside Park, 100 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, Iowa. [Read More]
Iowa City, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning individuals to be careful on frozen lakes. Due to heavy precipitation during the month of December, the Coralville Lake level is currently more than 10 feet above the normal elevation for this time of year. This high water level during the winter is extremely unusual and brings with it some very real hidden dangers. [Read More]
The US Army Corps of Engineers recommends that the public stay off the ice at Lake Red Rock. Ice has begun to form along the shoreline and in the bays around the lake. Ice conditions are unstable due to dropping water levels. The lake level as of January 6 is 758, and water levels will continue to drop until the lake hits the normal pool elevation of 742. Receding water levels can cause ice conditions to change quickly and ice thickness to vary greatly within very short distances. [Read More]
Johnston Iowa - The majority of lakes and rivers within Iowa have seen unusually high water for this time of year. Saylorville Lake peaked at nearly 30 feet above normal on December 22 and has been falling about a foot per day since.
With cold winter temperatures closing in, ice will be forming on the lake. As the pool continues to fall, ice shelves and extremely slippery shorelines exist. If an ice shelf formed, there is nothing supporting the ice underneath. Use extreme caution along the shoreline and do not go out onto the ice.
OTTAWA, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District announces the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, has reopened to visitors after high water restricted access to the building last week. [Read More]
VICKSBURG, MISS., January 4, 2016 – Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots. [Read More]
Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to participate in Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watching Tours. Learn about the Historic Clock Tower building as you climb the stairs to the top. Waiting there is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River where you will have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles who visit our area during the cold winter months. [Read More]